Randolph Rogers papers

Collection ID:
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892
Physical Description:
19 Items
Gift: (on partial microfilm reel)
1 microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, biographical sketch, account records, notebooks, sketchbooks, photographs and catalogs.
Scope and Contents
REEL 501: 15 letters, most regarding commissions, one describing a method of cleaning marble sculptures, and two from ----- Miller asking advice on the casting of bronze and clarifying a working agreement between Miller and Rogers. In addition there are 6 articles of agreement, a biographical sketch of Rogers by his wife Rosa G. Rogers, account records, a daybook, a notebook "Brevi Appunti di Storia Moderna", 2 sketchbooks and 20 loose sketches, 2 photographs of Rogers, 35 photographs of Rogers' work, catalogs of Rogers' work at the University of Michigan Art Museum, and 5 letters of his son John R. Rogers.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3471: Letters from Rogers' granddaughter Elizabeth Torson to Mrs. Soria about Rogers; 10 sketches by Rogers; photographs, and family tree.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; Rome, Italy. Born Waterloo, N.Y. Works include figures on Washington Monument, Richmond, Va., military commissions in Cincinnati, Detroit, Providence, seated Lincoln in Philadelphia, and others.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 501; 3471 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 501: Originals in the Michigan Historical Collection.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 501 was lent for microfilming in 1973 by the Michigan Historical Collection, who received the papers along with Rogers' unfinished plaster casts. The photographs and family tree on reel 3471 weredonated by Elizabeth Torson and Mrs. Daddi, Rogers' granddaughters. Mrs. Lita Bloodgood, a friend of Rogers' descendants, donated the sketches.

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Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Expatriate artists -- Italy -- Rome Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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